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I just read Lucky’s post this morning about the Delta flight that was diverted to Tucson, and it got me thinking about security onboard. Thought I’d pose the question to you guys here, since it seems this forum has much more productive conversations, while the comments on his posts tend to get a bit more personal and off-track.
So here goes. I noticed in the video that nobody seems to care about the security situation. The flight attendant almost seems surprised when the FBI comes aboard and asks which passenger was in question. The guy in row 2 seems to be trying to sneakily take a photo of the whole thing. The guy in row 4 is clearly reading his book while the whole thing unfolds. And obviously someone is filming the whole encounter.
Thankfully, it seems the passenger in question was not a risk and did go with law enforcement peacefully. But, I wonder what you guys would do in a similar situation? Do we have a responsibility to sit there attentively and await instructions from law enforcement? If, god forbid, the situation had escalated quickly as soon as this passenger saw the FBI agent, wouldn’t you want your fellow passengers to be alert and not reading a book?
Hate to think in hypothetical situations, but just curious how everyone here would have acted in a similar situation.
Thanks for entertaining my conversation 🙂
I haven’t seen the video but I’m not surprised. I’m assuming that the situation developed in flight but they were able to safely route to the airport so there was no sense of imminent danger. Once the FBI was on board the plane I’m sure they were equipped to deal with whatever came up.